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PARIS, FRANCE – 25 th October 2013 – After announcing that the acclaimed JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle will be coming to European & Australasian territories in Spring 2014, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe decided to take all the players on a colourful ride to discover this amazing manga.

CyberConnect 2 acquired a role-model status when it comes down to adapting Manga pieces of art into video games. The NARUTO SHIPUDDEN ULTIMATE NINJA STORM series is considered by most gamers and specialists as a reference in the manga-fighting genre! Through this new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, the Japanese studio will take the players through different modes. Fans of the manga and new players eager to discover this game will have tons of fun playing through the STORY MODE. This mode covers the whole original manga story: Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders, Diamond is Unbreakable, Golden Wind, Stone Ocean, Steel Ball run and JoJolion chapters will all be available! As usual, CyberConnect 2 will have its typical keen eye for details: the Stands for each character will be available! DIO BRANDO, KUJO JOTARO, MUHAMMAD AVDOL and JOSEPH JOESTAR will reveal their innate power through THE WORLD, STAR PLATINUM, MAGICIAN’S RED and HERMIT PURPLE. Many other characters will join the fight with their other-world companions!

Chapter 1: Phantom Blood – Victorian England – When Dario Brando was about to die, he asked Lord George Joestar a favour… Little did he know that this favour will change the fate of the Joestar family and its descendants. When joining JO NATHAN JO ESTAR and his father, Dario Brando’s evil son, DIO BRANDO, had other devilish schemes in his mind. After several truly noxious actions, DIO BRANDO reaches a whole new level when he puts on the Stone Mask which turns him into a vampire! Fighting vampires is a complete new deal for JOJO; only WILL A. ZEPPELI and his mastery of the Ripple art can help him…

Chapter 2: Battle Tendency – New York City – Two generations after DIO vs JO NATHAN JO ESTAR fights, Jonathan’s Grandson, JO SEPH JO ESTAR discovers that one of his family’s old friends has disappeared. This leads him into a new adventure where he ends-up searching for ‘Stone Pillars’ and the ‘Red Stone of Aja’ through Mexico, Italy and Austria! During his odyssey, our main hero will encounter fierce and tricky foes such as SAN TAN, WAMUU, ESIDISI and KARS!

Chapter 3: Stardust Crusaders – Japan – JO TARO KU JO inherited his grandfather’s strength, but unlike JO SEPH JO ESTAR, the young Jotaro likes to get in trouble and in fights. All these fights lead him to encounter MUHAMMAD AVDOL, his grandfather’s friend. Running into this man made Jotaro realize that he wasn’t the only person carrying an Evil Spirit with him, in other words: many strong people have a “STAND”. Quickly, Joseph figures out that this phenomenon is linked with DIO BRANDO reemergence. This discovery forces KUJO JOTARO, JOSEPH JOESTAR, NORIAKI KAKYOIN, MUHAMMAD AVDOL and their friends to find out the Joestar’s family nemesis: DIO!

The story isn’t stopping here; stay tuned for more details over the next few weeks!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is coming in Spring 2014 to Europe & Australasia. For the latest news and updates, join us on more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games’ entire line up, go to

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.  More information about the company and its products can be found at or